Safer Schools at Criftins CE Primary School 2021
In 2006, Criftins C. E. Primary School became an accredited ‘Safer School’. This is a risk management approach to school security, created by West Mercia Police and supported by Shropshire Council. Seventeen years after the school’s accreditation, I recently attended an annual Safer School meeting at the school held by Mrs Jones and a governor. We reviewed security/safety, analysed parent/carer and pupil surveys, considered any school issues and planned for the future. It was a really productive meeting and a good reflection of the school’s hard work in maintaining the Safer School accreditation – excellent work. The school was presented with an updated certificate and a future annual meeting is planned for Summer 2024. Congratulations
Ian Bartlett, Crime Prevention Officer, Shropshire Council
Congratulations to Criftins C. E. Primary School on maintaining the ‘Safer School’ accreditation. The school was first accredited a ‘Safer School’ in 2006 and in November 2019, Mrs Jones held an annual ‘Safer School’ meeting to update the school’s involvement in the security/safety initiative. At the meeting, we reviewed security/safety measures, updated an action plan and refreshed the incident reporting process. Reassuringly there had been no recorded incidents since the previous meeting in 2018. An essential element of this initiative involves communicating with governors, staff, pupils, parents/carers, Police, Council and this is reflected by the school holding an annual meeting, parent/carer surveys and newsletters. I was particularly impressed by the hard work of Mrs Jones in preparation for the Safer School meeting and a future annual meeting is scheduled for Autumn 2020.
Crime Prevention Officer
The involvement of Criftins C. E. Primary School in the ‘Safer Schools’ initiative is first class!! The school recently held its annual ‘Safer School Group’ meeting, attended by staff, governors and myself representing Shropshire Council. The Police normally attend but were unavailable and sent their apologises. A thorough meeting, covering all aspects of the security/safety process. This included a pro-active approach to security/safety, consultation with parents/carers/pupils, reflecting on any school issues and planning for the future. It was a really positive meeting with good contribution by all those present. In addition, Mrs Jones highlighted quite a number of small but worthwhile changes that she had implemented since the Safer School Group meeting in 2017. Overall, an excellent example of ‘Safer School’ involvement - well done to Mrs Jones, governors, staff and pupils! A future meeting will be held during the Autumn term 2019.
Crime Prevention Officer